Students Discover Dead Body
School officials said four eighth-grade students and two adults found the body Monday afternoon on a park trail. The Department of Natural Resources said the woman apparently commited suicide sometime that morning.
"I'm very proud of the students because they did the right thing," said Principal Sandra Logan. "And they were very, very factual about what had occurred, and they have handled it very well."
About 100 West Junior High students were in the park on an orienteering project, using maps and compasses to find their way. One group of students was looking for a marker on Sinkhole Trail when they found the body.
Logan said the adult in the group immediately called 911.
She said the school sent letters home to parents to explain the situation and to tell them counselors will be available as long as students need them.